December Pictures and Al’s Party

December 15th, 2014 by KellyJoe

Hey-o! Well, I’m a couple weeks behind so there’s going to be a lot of pictures. Let’s start out with the December photo challenge.

1. Something I’m reading

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2. My Idea of Festive

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I have no idea what my idea of festive is. But ugly Christmas sweater pajamas and baby experiencing lights for the first time could be close.

3. Candle

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4. Todays Temperature

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5. Green

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6. Favorite Meal

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I don’t have a favorite meal. I just like food. And I’ve been liking it warm. I don’t like this picture though. It’s terrible.

7. Baking cookies

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8. Stockings

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9. Cozy

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10. Wrapping paper

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11. Christmas Music

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I wasn’t entirely sure how someone would go about taking a picture of christmas music so I took a picture of bells because they’re used in Christmas music. I’m not just making this up as I go..

12. Cup of Cocoa

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Its technically a cup of coffee but that’s just grown up cocoa right?

13. Ornament

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14. Joy

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The weather has been so weird and warm lately and so we have been outside playing, and its getting awfully cute since Finn can now go places and do things.

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Then there’s this picture of Finn that I think is amazing.

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And we got in a little bit of sensory play with rice and old tea leaves. It was messy of course, but fun.

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Finally, we had Al’s birthday party! It was fun and I’m very glad for the people who came and celebrated with us. Al’s been playing with his new toys nonstop and he’s ecstatic about them all.

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Next year you all need to nag me to be better about pictures. I didn’t take a lot and I unfortunately missed him blowing the candle out because it was so stinking dark in the room. Maybe next year we’ll have actual lights in our living room.

We put our tree up finally since Al’s party is now over. Finn was so very very helpful.

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And I did Al’s birthday pictures. I am not ecstatic about them this year, it took me a long time to get shots that I really liked and most are kind of grainy which is blah but I took him out today and got a couple good ones so I’m happy about that. He just go to have a wide range of outfits for them.

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This ones my favorite!

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That’s everything for this week. Coming up-Al’s actual birthday! More sensory! More pictures! Adventure! Excitement! Pirates! No, probably not pirates. But things none the less.

Final November Pictures and Turkey Day

December 1st, 2014 by KellyJoe

Holy crap, this week is not off to a good start. First off the official Walking Dead fanpage put up a major spoiler for last nights episode (I’m a season behind currently) and normally I don’t care about spoilers but it happened to be about the one thing I truly cared about in that show so I had a major adult tantrum meltdown over it, honestly it was a bit ridiculous. Then the kids didn’t sleep basically at all last night because they’re so messed up from holiday travel and diet so I’m about ready to pass them off to the next gypsy caravan that rolls by. Finally when I woke up this morning I pulled a muscle in my neck and I now understand why people with constant neck pain are total jerks because I’m about ready to punt someone into space. I’ve been alternatively icing and heating it and I took an ibuprofen and it still freaking hurts like no other, I’m so done. Add that onto my being alone today for the first time in a couple weeks and a clingy baby and I am just so done. I want bedtime here now thanks.

 

Anyway, the good news is I didn’t give up on doing pictures and I got through an entire month’s challenge and have already started a December challenge. Here’s the last of Novembers. There are a couple I got lazy sloppy with that I don’t like, including this very first one.

23. Kindness

 

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After the other night when she crawled onto my pillow, wrapped herself around my head, and breathed into my mouth with her disgusting death breathe it’s a kindness that I let her live. That and I gave her a blanky because the house was kind of cold.

24. Story

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They’re not really story books but I figured they counted. He was being super cute with them I just wish I could have gotten a clearer shot. I also wish I could have gotten Al to join in but he was having none of my photography bullpucky that day.

25. Children

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Or in this case, child. Al once again would not join in for pictures.

26. Something old

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27. What I read

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28. My shoes

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I honestly do not like this shot in the least but I wasn’t really straining to find something ‘artsy’ to do with my shoes.

29. Wake up

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This day I was so busy that I barely had time to grab a picture to fit this category. We basically woke up and rushed to get in the car and then Finn promptly fell asleep. This is the best I could do.

30. Makes me smile

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Al’s crazy head of hair makes me smile.

Well, I did get sensory play in and it was good though messy. I mixed flour and cocoa powder and gave the boys some things to play with it. They were both very much into it and my house smelled like cocoa after though it was a pain to clean up and it was a good thing that Ty was currently not busy so he could watch them in the tub while I swept and mopped it up.

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I apparently didn’t take any when they had it spread clear across the floor and were basically just sliding/rubbing themselves in it. Ozzy tried really hard to lick it all up which was why I basically had to mop. He made big sticky spots.

Well so far Tabitha is doing nicely and she has taken up residence in Al’s room. He’s really happy to have her though we’re still working on the right way to handle her.

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Finn turned 10 months which means only two more months and he’ll be a year old and I’ll be sitting looking at pictures and crying. I’m having a real struggle with the fact that my last baby isn’t going to be a baby anymore. Look at him be so old though! It hurts me!

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On Wednesday we had Thanksgiving with my family and I think we discovered Finn’s new favorite holiday.

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Then we had Thanksgiving with the Kelsey’s.

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And we went and hung out while Ty built fence. Al’s a real cat person. Too bad we can’t have a cat until Lacy passes the bridge.

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And now everyone’s caught up. This has been an angry post by an angry person but it is nonetheless filled with cute pictures of my adorable children. Coming up, more pictures! More fun! More sensory! And more of my grumpy attitude. Until next time.